Truancy laws caught 12,000 parents last year – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2011 in fines, news, parental responsibility, sentencing, statistics, truancy by tracey

“Nearly 12,000 parents were prosecuted and 25 given prison sentences because of their children’s truancy from school last year, figures show. The longest jail sentence imposed on a parent was 90 days, according to the Ministry of Justice . A total of 11,757 parents were prosecuted for failing to ensure their child’s attendance at school, up from 11,188 the year before.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2011